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Pakistani minister offers bounty for death of film-maker

Pakistani minister offers bounty for death of film-maker
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A Pakistani government minister has offered an 80 thousand euro reward for the death of the film maker behind an anti-Islam video, that has sparked violent protests in several Muslim countries.

Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Balor pledged to pay the bounty out of his own pocket.

“I urge my Taliban and al-Qaida brothers to perform the sacred duty of helping locate and kill the film-maker. If they or anybody else succeed, so God willing/ I will give him 100 thousand dollars,” he said.

The alleged producer of the trailer for the US-made film, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, is now in hiding. Pakistan’s government is disassociating itself from the reward being offered for his death.

Meanwhile, funerals have taken place in Pakistan for people killed during violent protests over the video.

More than a dozen people died on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, which had been declared “Love the Prophet Day.”

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